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Review for The Real Uganda, Mukono, , Uganda

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with ‘The Real Uganda’ for 2 weeks in April 2017 and it was a truly satisfying experience. Leslie gives you so much information and guidance prior to your trip and upon arrival in Mukono, so you settle into your new environment much faster than expected. I lived and worked in Najjembe with Robert, Judith and their beautiful children. My days were spent either helping to plant in the garden, assisting where I could at the school, or just experiencing the Ugandan way of life with the locals. I was fed and cared for very well whilst volunteering with ‘The Real Uganda’. The most important piece of advice that Leslie told me prior to my stay, was to be patient and not to expect to accomplish a million things while you’re in the village, because it’s very true that your real contribution is a cultural exchange and establishing strong relationships within the village. I was able to fundraise at home and knew exactly where our donations were going thanks to Leslie who managed the funds distribution for me. With 3 young children and a husband to get back to at home in Australia, I was only able to stay for a short period of time, but I know I will get back to Najjembe some day in the future, hopefully with my whole family to visit my beautiful Ugandan friends again.

Role:  Volunteer